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New Belgium Lips of Faith - Dunkelweiss

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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Deep amber brown with a dense off-white head, Dunkelweiss 30° rediscovers Hefeweiss beers through a Belgian brewer’s lens. Envisioned by our own Matty “Smooth” Gilliland, this beer opens with sweet clove and banana notes that give way to a chocolaty warm finish with a peppery tingle across the palate. “I thought it would be fun to make a German wheat beer; we’ve explored the Belgian wheats pretty thoroughly,” said Gilliland. “Since this is Lips of Faith – and part of what makes that program fun is to make beers that are really unique and different – making a big, strong, dark Weiss beer sounded pretty folly-licious. It’ll still showcase all of the flavors that a Hefeweiss beer would have, but add in the burly body and extra punch. Think of it as a Grand Cru dunkelweiss.”


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2014
Rated on 4-12-2011. This bottled beer pours a medium sized smooth beige head with a short retention, transparent reddish brown body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, suggestion of chocolate, sweet, bananas, clove, and lightly peppery. The taste is sweet, caramel malt, suggestion of chocolate, pepper, bananas, and clove. The mouthfeel is tingly and this beer is light-medium bodied. This beer is very quaffable even at 9%ABV. It has a very good flavor, worth trying and a beer I would drink again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cbuk1013 (243) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Pours clear brown with a tan head. Smells are sweet with toffee and caramel. Taste is wheat, spicy and some Hubba bubba? Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2141) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle from Pacific Liquor: The liquid poured dark leather brown and created a huge monstrous foam head. As for the aroma, my nose is met with a strong scent of banana bread and a faint smell of caramel in the distant background. Flavor brings about hints of salty and sweetness that stem from the rich base of caramel dark malt that also has a touch of spicy yeast that revive a subtle taste of banana. Solid dunkelweizen at an affordable price.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mittenator (1243) - Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bomber. Not much aroma from this style or how dark it poured. Really malt heavy and sour.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (561) - - JAN 13, 2013
No comments entered at time of rating. Will try another and enter more specific notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2013
From beerlicious iphone app: Aroma is caramel and pepper. Brown clear with rocky tan head. light bittery notes finishing sour. creamy medium body lively carbonation and astringent finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jndubbs (120) - Austin, Iowa, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Has an funky, non-offensive, unidentifiable smell. Tastes like your basic coffee chocolate stout. Gets better with each drink. Has a dark chocolate aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palidor19 (2928) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
The aroma is fantastic with strong flavors. The taste is an assortment of dark fruit with prunes. Also has a bit of smokey wood, slight toffee. A beer for the true beer drinker ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4180) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
The aroma is lightly toasted malt, chocolate, and sour fruit. The appearance is brown with a medium head. The taste is somewhat like the aroma with a slight sourness. The palate is smooth. Overall this is not that great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bomber from Supermarket Liquors - Fort Collins.Nose is banana, toffee, cloves, and sweetness. Clear light brown with a medium beige head. Flavor is ripe sweet bananas, cloves, and a hint of bitterness in the background.


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